For a good part of the beginning of the game, the Penguins looked lifeless. To make matters worse, they were missing Tyler Kennedy, who is believed to have suffered a concussion.
The middle portion of October is starting to look a lot like February and March of last season. Currently, the Penguins are having trouble mustering up any sustained offense and, more often than not, the chances they get are not that good.
Depending on how you look at it, maybe it's a good thing that the Pens don't have to wait long to skate again. They will play the Minnesota Wild in the second of back-to-back road games.
Pittsburgh is going to have to keep it simple to win. They may even have to steal a win against the Wild. Here are a few ways to do that.